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  •  That's why I said 'by-product'. (1+ / 0-)
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    I'm a big fan of the enlightenment (look at my handle, the German word for enlightenment is 'Aufklärung') but there's a certain dialectic at work, and while the introduction of logic and reason as primary methods of establishing reliable truth ultimately led to more freedom and equality for all, it also spawned a string of 'faux' sciences like Social Darwinism and phrenology (measuring people's skulls and deducting their genetic quality from there)

    "Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it's time to pause and reflect." Mark Twain

    by aufklaerer on Mon Jan 09, 2012 at 06:53:16 AM PST

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